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Scaffolding Accidents at Work

It should be no surprise that construction accidents are some of the most common workers accidents in the United States. Scaffolding construction accidents in California are avoidable if safety regulations are appropriately followed. Generally, the two types of scaffolds are suspended and supported scaffolds. Suspended scaffolds have no base on the ground and are secured by suspension cables to the top of the building or edifice where the construction crew is working. Supported scaffolds, on the other hand, have a base secured on the ground below the site of construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or the OSHA, provides strict guidelines and rules regarding safety measures at construction and scaffolding sites for workers. Most often, a negligence of regulations results in injuries and fatalities among workers.

In addition to neglect of safety guidelines, accidents most often occur because of faulty equipment, a failure to properly install the safety equipment, or a lack of knowledge pertaining to potential dangers of the job. Faulty equipment may consist of loose screws on supported scaffolds or cables that break upon suspended scaffolds. Safety harnesses may help to prevent injuries and death, but not all workers wear the appropriate equipment, and therefore are inadequately protected. Both state and federal laws were created to help protect workers from such avoidable dangers. For more information regarding scaffolding accidents and ways to further prevent such accidents, click HERE.

For those who have been injured on the job or who have lost a family member due to construction and scaffolding accidents, please contact a practicing attorney at Alvandi Law Group. One of our Employment Lawyer in Ontario, California may help to acquire California workers compensation, such as medical coverage, wages, or disability depending on the facts of individual cases. For a free consultation or legal advice, please call (800) 980-6905.

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